How the Loan Process Works

Make no mistake, there's a lot involved in oder to get a mortgage loan. You wouldn't be here on our site if it were possible to fill out a one-page loan app and receive the best loan check cut the same day. We do the heavy lifting for you, so you can concentrate on what's important — preparing to move into your new home or saving money.

Getting a home loan involves four major steps.

Step one: determine how much you can borrow

A couple of factors determine this amount. How much of a monthly payment can you afford? What is the maximum you can borrow from a lender, given your income and credit history? You can get a good idea of your preferred payment abount using the calculators on our website. We'll also help you through different scenarios by asking a few simple questions. Based on standard lender guidelines, we'll get you a good idea of what kind of terms and loan program you can expect to benefit most from.

Step two: pre-qualify for your loan

This is where the process really begins and Hill Valley Financial Services Inc. can really save you money. You will give us info about your current job, your assets, and residence history. You'll give us your employment, asset, and residence history information. We get your permission to run your credit score and report. When we review all this information we give you a letter of pre-qualification. With this letter, your REALTOR® will negotiate the best deal for your new home. While you're shopping for your new house with your REALTOR™, we find the best program for you.

Step three: apply now! We make it easy

After you've signed an offer and the sellers have accepted, it's time to apply for the loan. It couldn't be easier, and you can apply online, right here on our site. After the offer has been accepted and you have applied for your loan, we will order the professional appraisal on the home.

Step four: funding

The real estate agents will find an escrow/title company to handle the "funding" and closing of the sale. We'll coordinate with this company to make sure all the papers your lender will need are avaiailable, and you will probably}likely sign all these papers at this company's officeWe do all the work to coordinate with the title company to set your date of closing. Because you don't have to worry with this coordination, you get to think about the move, painting, carpet, and the fun parts of moving into your new home.

You've answered some few questions, given us lots of information, applied online, and before you know it, you're deciding when to move in! We take care of all the loan details so you can focus on finding the new home that's right for you.

Have questions about the loan process? Call Hill Valley Financial Services Inc. at 503-657-3311. We answer questions about the loan process every day.